Lesson 2: Exploring “Eastbound”
|Aim: How can we use note patterns to explore Music of India?
Summary: Students explore the Indian five-note scale and learn to sing “Eastbound.”
Materials: Musical Explorers CD or online audio
Time Required: 40 minutes (four 10-minute acitivities)
Standards: GA:MK-2GM.1, MK-2GM.6, MK-2GM.7, MK-2GM.8, MK-2GM.9, MK-2GM.10
SC: MGK-2.1, MGK-2.2, MGK-2.3
Vocabulary: scale, solfège, sargam
- Listen to “Eastbound,” Track 25.
- Learn the chorus to “Eastbound,” Track 26.
Practice singing it slowly with Falu. Challenge students to sing it faster and faster until they can sing it as fast as Falu, Track 27.
- Listen to the entire song again and sing along with the chorus, Track 25
- In this song, Falu uses the notes of the Indian scale instead of lyrics.
Explore Solfège Patterns
- Review and sing the five-note solfège scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol),
- Solfège is the series of syllables we use to learn melodies.
- Learn and sing the Indian five-note scale, or sargam,
- Experiment with the notes of the scale using call and response, such as:
- Once students have explored the sargam, sign their Musical Explorers passport and let them know they are ready for the next country in their musical adventure!
Cultural Connection: Where is India?
Musical Word Wall
Add the words scale, solfège, and sargam to the Musical Word Wall.
Musical Explorers Audio Tracks